SEWING PROJECT SET FOR OCTOBER: The Ugandan Christian School Sewing Project is set to take place in late October. The mission includes traveling to Uganda, Africa to share and teach the methods of sewing to the Ugandan women and girls at the Sunrise Christian School. The Ugandan women in turn, will share this knowledge with one another giving them an outlet for economic development, social equality, and financial independence.
Sue Hoffman has ventured to Uganda to teach the techniques of the treadle sewing machine; however, during the next trip, she will be teaching the students how to make school uniforms. Sue would like to invite churches or ladies groups that would be interested in viewing videos of such lessons to contact her.
Donations to the project are still being accepted with the proceeds being used to purchase 3 more sewing machines, pinking shears, and fabric. To set up a time to view the videos or to make a donation contact Sue Hoffman at 269-2816. The Emmanuel Bible Baptist Church of Plymouth, will be sponsoring the project.
GENEALOGY FOR BEGINNERS MEETING: The Dover-Foxcroft Historical Society will host guest speaker Nina Brawn, genealogist, on Wednesday, September 2nd at 7 PM. Where do I begin to find my roots? If individuals have ever asked themselves that question, Nina Brawn will provide hints on how to start your family tree. The public is welcome to attend an evening of genealogy for beginners. The meeting will be held at the Gerrish-Warren room at Thayer Parkway on Park Street.

BOOK SALE: The Newport Cultural Center (NCC) will be holding a book sale on Saturday, September, 12th from 9 AM to 1 PM. There will be a lot of books available for purchase. Donations of used books in good condition are being accepted at the NCC for the sale. The NCC is located on 154 Main Street. For more information contact 368-5074.
The 16th Annual North Country Inter Tribal Pow-Wow begins on Saturday, September 5th and continues through Monday, September 7th. Gates open at 10 AM daily with the grand entry opening at 12 PM daily. Admission is $5 per adult, per day and children under 18 free with a paid adult. There will be traders and food vendors on the grounds. The Pow-Wow will take place at 934 Elm Street off exit 161, East Newport/Plymouth exits. This event is open to the public; therefore, be respectful of others as the Inter Tribal Pow-Wow honors every tradition and every culture. Street drugs, alcohol, or weapons are not allowed on the Pow-Wow grounds.
The American Legion Post #32 of Pittsfield will be hosting a Cribbage Tournament on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. The next tournaments will be held on Wednesday, September 2nd then again on Wednesday, September 16th. The tournaments will begin at 6 PM and run until completion. The tournaments will be held at the Elks Club on Middle Street.
FREE COLLEGE PLANNING WORKSHOP FOR ADULTS: The Maine Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC) will be holding two free workshops titled, “Essentials of College Planning,” for adults ages 19 and over. The workshop will be held at RSU 19, Nokomis Regional High, located at 266 Williams Road in Newport on Tuesday, September 8th at 6 PM. The workshop lasts approximately 2 to 3 hours and pre-registration is required. The MEOC is funded by the United States Department of Education. The program allows qualified adults to make the transition towards a college education. The MEOC’s main office is located at the University of Maine and provides assistance to adults living in Maine, helping them go to college. For more information or to register contact 1-800-281-3703 or visit the website at


FALL PREVENTION PROGRAM: The Abbott Memorial Library will be hosting a fall prevention program on Friday, September 4th at 12 PM. Fall Awareness Day is on Wednesday, September 23rd; therefore, to recognize this day the Skeleton Crew welcomes Marcy King, owner and instructor at Millside Fitness, will speak about the programs to build strength and improve balance. She will demonstrate some of the exercises used in her Senior-cise sessions. Exercise is considered a major contributor to good balance for fall prevention as well as building and maintaining bone health. The program is open to the public. Call Liz at the library for more information 924-7929. The Abbott Memorial Library is located on 1 Church Street.
The Dexter Dover Area Towns in Transition (DDATT) will be holding a Seed-Saving Workshop for beginners on Friday, September 4th from 5 to 6:30 PM. Novice gardeners with no experience in saving seeds from one season to the next are encouraged to attend. Seasoned gardeners that have experience in saving seeds from vegetables to fruits can attend to demonstrate those skills to others. For more information contact DDATT at 277-4221 or 924-3836, or email The Abbott Memorial Library is located on 1 Church Street.
PENQUIS BEEKEEPERS MEETING: The Penquis Beekeepers' monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 8th at 7 PM. Guest speaker, Peter Cowin, “the bee whisperer,” will talk about fall management. The public is welcome to attend. The meeting will be held at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) on Cedar Street. For more information call 997-3546.

CHICKEN BARBECUE: The Hartland - St. Albans Lions Club and the Skowhegan Lions Club are joining forces to cook and serve chicken barbecue dinners at the Harmony Labor Day Free Fair. The barbecue will begin at 11:30 AM on Sunday, September 6th and immediately after the parade on Monday, September 7th. The dinner will include a barbecue chicken half, dinner roll, chips, pickle and beverage. A whoopie pie can be added for a small addition cost. Meals will be served until sold out each day. Proceeds from this event will be used to assist individuals and programs in the area.

BEAN SUPPER: St. Martin’s Church will be hosting their 28th annual Labor Day weekend bean-hole bean supper on Saturday, September 5th from 4:30 to 6 PM. The church is handicapped accessible. The menu will include, bean-hole beans, franks, coleslaw, potato salad, rolls, homemade pies, and a beverage. The meal will cost $8 and $4 for children under 12. The church is located on 900 Main Street off of Route 2.

FIELD DAY/ANNUAL MEETING: The Waldo County Extension Association will be holding their field day on Tuesday, September 1st from 5 to 6:30 PM at Windgate Farm, near 36 Stevens Road. During this event the Woman Farmer of the Year award will be given out and there will be an International Year of Soil presentation provided by a University of Maine Cooperative Extension Associate and Will Brinton from Woods End Lab to discuss soil health testing. At 6:15 PM the Extension Association will hold their annual meeting. The public is invited to attend. For more information or to request an accommodation contact the Waldo County office of the University of Maine Cooperative Extention at 1-800-287-1426.
EXHIBITION HALL PARTICIPANTS NEEDED: The Clinton Lions Club Agricultural Fair, which will be held on Thursday, September 10th through Sunday, September 13th is looking for participants for its exhibition hall with vegetables, plants, market baskets, arts and crafts, photographs, paintings, cooking and canning. Cash premiums and ribbons will be awarded. Call 426-8013 for further information or a premium book.
Parade entrants for the Clinton Lions Club Agricultural Fair, which will be held on Thursday, September 10th through Sunday, September 13th, is seeking entrants in their 62nd annual street parade. The parade will be held on Saturday, September 12th in downtown Clinton. The 2015 theme is “Autumn Harvest in Maine”. Cash awards and trophies are awarded for the 8 best floats. Any marching unit, float or vehicle is welcome. To enter call Mark at 859-0737.
RUMMAGE SALE: The Chatterbox Club will be holding a rummage sale on Friday, September 4th and Saturday, September 5th from 8 AM to 3 PM each day. There will be a bag sale on Saturday, from 1 to 3 PM. The Chatterbox Club is located on the Mason Corner Road. AMERICAN LEGION POST 32 CONCERT: The public is invited to an afternoon of music featuring the award winning Wildwoods Band and special guests Connie Fletcher and John Whitman on Sunday, September 13th from 1 to 5 PM at the St. Albans Town Hall. Doors open at 12 PM by a donation of $10 per person. The Wildwoods Band is known for their traditional country and oldies rock n’ roll. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Burns/Knowlton American Legion Post 32 for their building project. There will be refreshments and 50/50 raffles. The St. Albans Town Hall is located on 7 Water Street in St. Albans. For more information contact John at 341-2035.